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The Living Christmas Tree Is Back for 2021

The Living Christmas Tree Is Back for 2021

My first Christmas spent in Huntsville I was told by several native Huntsvillians that The Living Christmas Tree presented at First Baptist Church in Huntsville was a tradition I could not miss. I was a big fan of Lake Wobegon tales, and my favorite is “The Living Flag”, a hilarious story about a small town that celebrates the 4th of July by donning red, white, and blue baseball caps and standing in the formation of Old Glory. So when I heard the words “Living” and “Tree” I was all ears.

I mean, it’s a LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE. A Christmas tree, made up of people, singing Christmas music! I’m so there. In fact, I have been there every year since we moved here and I plan to attend every year we live in Huntsville. The tree is as awesome as it sounds and I guarantee your entire family will love it.

Created in 1984, and performed by The Living Christmas Tree Choir and Orchestra, this program is full of beautiful choral arrangements and accompanied by dancing, narration, and much more!

The Living Christmas Tree Parent Tips

– First Baptist Church views this as their “gift to the community” and therefore, no collection is taken during the performances. Each year, the music is different but always guaranteed to put you in the holiday mood. To get a sense of the scale of it, check out this cool time-lapse video of the construction of the actual tree!


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Living Christmas Tree Construction Time-Lapse from FBC Huntsville on Vimeo.

– The good people at FBC also know how it can be tough for parents with younger children to attend live music events. Little ones get squirmy and aren’t known for their ability to sit for the duration. Thankfully, The Living Christmas Tree hosts an abbreviated concert on December 18th at 11:00 AM just for young children! You don’t even have to try to keep them quiet!

– Doors will open one hour before each presentation for ticket holders and seating is first come, first serve. Tickets will be honored until 15 minutes prior to each presentation, at which time seating will be open to all.

– It can be a little chilly in the sanctuary – they keep it that way to offset the heat from all the beautiful lights. Just bring a sweater!

More FAQ about the Living Christmas Tree are HERE.


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Living Christmas Tree 2021 Details

Dates/Times: December 16-19

December 16 at 7:30 PM
December 17 at 7:30 PM
December 18 at 11:00 AM (abbreviated children’s concert)
December 18 at 4:30 PM
December 18 at 7:30 PM
December 19 at 3:00 PM
December 19 at 5:30 PM

Location: Performed at First Baptist Church, Huntsville (map)
Cost: FREE, but tickets must be reserved in advance, available Nov. 29
Get tickets online: www.fbchsv.org/lct/ | Call for tickets: 256-428-9422


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  • It is also cold inside. Bring a blanket or keep your coat handy. They have to make sure to keep the singers cool while standing in front of those 13,000 lights.

  • The Children’s Tree this year will be at 11am Saturday. This is a change from Sunday afternoon. I sing on the tree and it is a joy to see the children’s faces and listen to their oohs and ahs when the lights come on!

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